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William Graves was a painter who lived in England, probably in North Yorkshire, from 1852 to 1938.  He painted scenes of areas in the Scottish lowlands near Edinburgh and in the North country of England near Leeds.  Who were his parents and what is his ancestry?

Several of his oil paintings have recently been for sale by McTague of Harrogate, and are displayed on their website at http://www.mctague.co.uk.  To see more, go to their website and click on the link for oil paintings.  Some of those paintings are shown below.

 


William Greaves (Exh.1882-1920)
"EVENING IN AIREDALE, NEWLEY"
oil on canvas, 30"x 50"
4400
William Greaves (1882-1890) "WATERLOO LAKE, ROUNDHAY PARK, LEEDS"
Oil on canvas, 10"x 14"
575
William Greaves (1882-1890) "THE GRAYHOUND, WHITBY,"
oil on board, 12"x 10"
875
William Greaves (1882-1890) "IN SHERWOOD FOREST" Oil on canvas, signed , original label on reverse, in good original gilt frame. 36"x 28"
3300
William Greaves (1882-1890) "HAREWOOD CHURCH" Oil on canvas laid on board,
9"x 12" in original gilt frame,
975